Rebel Wilson is officially a permanent resident of America

Rebel Wilson is celebrating after becoming a permanent resident of the United States.

The Australian actor got “the best birthday present” when her Green Card for American citizenship arrived in the post this week.

The Hustle star – who celebrated her 42nd birthday – shared a picture of the card on her Instagram Story and wrote: “Wow. The best birthday present just arrived!”

She’s also shared videos from her stay at a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, where she partied with pals – including Packed to the Rafters star Hugh Sheridan.

While the star is now a resident of the US, Wilson bought a home in London last year and revealed she was planning to spend “a lot more” time in the UK capital, increasing her chances of finding a British boyfriend.

“I love England. I’ve bought a place in London so I’m sure I’ll be spending a lot more time there in the future,” Wilson said.

“I am someone who is established in my career so is definitely on the hunt for love – but it has to be the right person.

“I’ve definitely found some amazing people, it just hasn’t been totally right. I’m still on the hunt.”

Meanwhile, Wilson recently revealed she chose a career in comedy because it didn’t matter that she was a “bigger girl”.

The movie star – who shed an impressive 77 pounds since embarking on a healthier lifestyle in 2020 – explained that she decided to become a comedian because they don’t have to have sex appeal.

“I knew I was a bigger girl so I was like, ‘you’ve just got to embrace it,” Wilson, who is known for her role as Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect movies, said.

Rebel Wilson on her 'year of health' during the pandemic - 100 Women, BBC World Service
Camera IconRebel Wilson on her ‘year of health’ during the pandemic – 100 Women, BBC World Service Credit: BBC/supplied

“So that’s why I went into comedy acting because I knew how much power comedians can have – people are more likely to laugh at people they don’t want to have sex with.

“Comedians often have something physical about them that’s abnormal.

“Those people tend to go better in comedy so I turned what was (deemed by a lot of agents as a disadvantage into my advantage.

She revealed she had a lot of “push-back” when she decided to “make the big change”.

Since her body transformation, the Bridesmaids star has been offered drama roles.

“It’s opened up dramatic roles which I wasn’t getting considered for before, which is awesome so I can really use my acting muscle,” she said.

“I still think there was some statistic, leading ladies, it’s less than 1 per cent of plus-size actresses. There is some movement in including different body types.”


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